Random Thoughts

The Stacks of the Library of Virginia: Follow Friday

Today I got lost in the Library of Virginia.   Innocently I entered the “building” at and began to meander through the “stacks” of the Digital Collection.

I leafed through “pages” of newspaper records and printed out reams of microfilm data to hand off to some real librarian.  Someday soon I will read articles that my ancestors from Mecklenburg County could have read–before, during and after the Civil War.  *sigh*  I am in heaven.

Still curious I wandered back to the collections page and clicked on “Collections from A to Z”.  Good Lord!! So many choices!  I settled on looking into the Broadsides Collection.

As I navigated my way through the hundreds of papers, announcements and ads, I must have clicked on the equivalent of “home”.  For suddenly I found myself at this amazing web page:  VirginiaMemory.

A blog!  Features on Union or Secession!  This Day In Virginia History!  What’s New!

You know where you can find me this weekend!  I’ll fill you in next week!

This post is a response to the prompt : Follow Friday – create a post in which you recommend another genealogy blogger, a specific blog post, a genealogy website or a genealogy resource. Tell us why they are important to the genealogy community and why we should follow.  Follow Friday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Earline Bradt of Ancestral Notes. (Shamelessly copied and pasted from Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers )

By Kay Strickland

I am a keeper of my family's lore, chasing after my ancestors' tales in south central New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and Southside Virginia. The stories and photographs that I share on this blog are my intellectual property. While I do my very best to provide well researched posts, I do not pretend to have reached genealogical proof standards. Therefore, much of this work is to generate conversation among interested parties. If you would like to share my work or my records, please contact me: dkaysdays (at) gmail (dot) com.

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